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Community Celebrations

Throughout the year, the J invites the community to join us for holiday celebrations.

Hundreds of people dress up and play at our Purim Carnival and celebrate Hanukkah with us every year. We also have a Sukkot dinner in the Kesher Community Garden every fall, community Hanukkah candle lightings in the winter, and family Passover Seders in the spring, and more.

On select Fridays—at the J and in Ballard and Issaquah—newborns, babies, toddlers, and their parents are welcome to join friends for Tot Shabbat with songs and challah. During the summer, you can join in joyous Shabbat celebrations with the entire SJCC Summer Camp.

Purim in the Park

Sunday, February 18 | 11 am-1 pm
Bergen Place Park (right by the Ballard Farmers Market)
5420 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
FREE

Meet the Purim story characters, enjoy hamantashen, and make fun Purim crafts. Perfect for the whole family! Stop by the Ballard Farmers Market afterward for some goodies.

The event is free and open to everyone, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Purim Taco Bus Tour

Sunday, February 18 | 4 pm
UW Hillel, 4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle
$10, plus additional cash for food

Meet us at UW Hillel and hop on the Taco Bus to tour four of Seattle’s amazing taco spots with other young adults. Along the way you’ll hear the story of Purim from the characters! Bring additional cash for food. 

Thanks to our partner, JConnect.

A Palace Purim Carnival

Sunday, February 25 | 11 am-2 pm
FREE

It’s the largest Purim Carnival in Seattle! Put on your favorite costume as we celebrate together in a Purim palace fit for Queen Esther. Play carnival games, win prizes, be crafty, experience the Purim story with live Purim characters, and play on inflatables. 

The event is free, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Bring cash to buy tickets for carnival games and inflatables; hamantashen for sale, food trucks on site.

Thanks to our community partners: Alexander Muss High School in Israel, BBYO, B’nai B’rith Camp, Camp Kalsman, Camp Solomon Schechter, Chabad Mercer Island, Herzl-Ner Tamid, Jewish National Fund, NCSY, NFTY, PJ Library, USY.

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